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Behind The Scenes Of Porgy & Bess

Dayton Opera Prepares Immense Canvas A Collaborative ‘Porgy And Bess’ By Eric Street Backstage at the Schuster Center the atmosphere nearly crackles with anticipation as musicians, dancers, chorus, soloists and stage hands prepare for what should be the biggest collaborative project of the season: George Gershwin’s iconic American opera Porgy and Bess. This landmark production, […]

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Reloaded

Tune In To Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore On Relaunched Daytoncitypaper.com By Mark Luedtke One of the great advances of the Internet over print media is animation, and the honored profession of political cartooning has expanded to take advantage of the Internet’s power. In particular, Mark Fiore, the first animated, Internet-only cartoonist to win the Pulitzer […]

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Anyone For Tea?

Herman Cain Addresses October 14th Dayton Tea Party Rally By Mark Luedtke Tuesday, November 2 is fast approaching, and tea partiers have scurrying Democrats in their sights. They’ve already changed the political landscape by defeating establishment Republican candidates in Kentucky, Nevada, Florida, Alaska, and even liberal Delaware. But defeating Republicans in primary races is a […]

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Dayton Music Fest

Passing The Torch By J.T. Ryder Change, for the most part, is good. It forces us to reevaluate what we feel is important and saves us from repetitive actions that, eventually, become a form of stale self-parody. When discussing Dayton’s local music scene, change is a given, so it goes without saying (although I’m going […]

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Fall film preview!

A sneak peek at what’s coming this season. By T.T. Stern-Enzi With the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival in full swing two weeks ago, I trekked north for three feverish days and nights of film, film, and nothing but film. This marks the second year I have attended the festival and as much as […]

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returns to The Dayton Art Institute next weekend. By Mark Luedke After a boiling summer, one of the hottest on record, a welcome, autumn-like cool blew through the Dayton region early this month. Such an occrrence serves as a reminder that it’s time for the annual Oktoberfest party Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September […]

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X-FEST 15

X Marks The Spot 15th Annual X-Fest Rocks Montgomery County Fairgrounds By J.T. Ryder and Alan Sculley On Sunday, September 12, the searing chords of some of the best alternative rock bands will be heard echoing across the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during the 15th annual X-Fest, presented by WXEG 103.9 FM and Live Nation. This […]

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Celebratory Slate

Dayton Opera Offers Promising Anniversary Season By Eric Street Do your friends complain that the papers only print bad news? Tell them this: the Dayton Opera is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season with three must-see operas and a Star Gala featuring leading singers from recent Dayton Opera productions. “Our 50th season will truly be […]

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Ale Fest

Celebrating Craft beer 12th Annual Dayton Alefest Returns To Carillon Park By Kyle melton Changes in cultural attitudes take root over the course of years, often decades. When the shift seeks to debase monolithic corporate institutions, the challenge is often met with firm resistance. As a man on a mission to educate beer lovers in […]

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Blondie Brings The Beat To The Fraze

Platinum Perfection By J.T. Ryder The two-toned hairstyle that became Deborah Harry’s signature in the 1970s and 1980s almost acts as a physical analogy to the dualistic nature and perception by the public of her and her band Blondie, which will perform Saturday, August 28 at the Fraze Pavilion. Born in 1945, Harry was adopted […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]